The Meindl Vermont Goretex hiking boot is amazingly comfortable. I had virtually no break-in period, and could wear them straight away. They look good, feel great, and give me that great sense of plodding along happily.

If you are prone to ankle sprains, as I am, I would say that there isn't a great deal of ankle support in this boot. However, I like the fact it is light as a result. I also like the fact it is virtually seam-free, which means my feet will stay dry while hiking in sodden Ireland!

Materials: leather, gore-tex, vibram sole
Use: long dayhikes, short back-country trips
Break-in Period: virtually nil
Weight: 720g
Price Paid: EUR185

Straight from the box and they were great. Comfortable, supportive and hard wearing. A good buy.

Materials: leather, gore-tex lined
Use: roads
Break-in Period: nil
Weight: medium/heavy
Price Paid: £110

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